In the Christian faith it is said “Life and death are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.” Prov 18:21
In the Muslim faith it is said ‘A kind word with forgiveness is better than almsgiving followed by injury. Allah is Absolute, Clement.’ (Quran 2:263)
In Judaism speech has been compared to an arrow. In that once the words are sent out just like an arrow released those words can not be taken back. The hurt caused by those words be they correct or incorrect can not be stopped nor can it be known the level of harm that will result from the words. This is also likened to the arrow that sometimes goes astray.
How often do you consider what your words will be when you speak to another person or what impact your words will have on the hearing party? Of equal importance do you consider the words you speak to yourself and the impact of these words on yourself?
How deliberate is the exchange we are giving ourselves and others we speak with? If we are using deliberate words are we using the heart to direct the exchange or the brain? Is the desired effect being reached? If not how quick are we to resolve or give insight into the reasoning behind the words used?
Beautiful Ladies it is crucial to allow our hearts to support the words we speak to ourselves and others. There is a need to fully comprehend the message we are advocating to obtain and maintain healthy communication for abundant living. As women we are the nurturers whether desired or not. We most support the use of health giving speech within and outwardly.
Words are so very powerful. They can “heal or steal” as the saying goes. We’ve all been in situations where the words spoken to us at a challenging time have been a balm to an open wound and we’ve been on the other side when words have been what caused the wound or worsen the wound. A lyric from a song I have been listening to for years says “every tool is a weapon if you hold it right”. Words are tools. When words are spoken in ways that honors the hearer, but does not condone “wrongdoing” they can save.
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